During our trip Back to The Balkans we’ve ran into very few fellow travelers from the United States. It seems like just about everyone that we chat with is from close by, somewhere else in Europe.
Many are even surprised to see Americans visiting this region which we find to be a bit funny in some ways…
When meeting fellow travelers a popular conversation tends to be where everyone is from and where they have been.
It seems like from the European travelers that we’ve met, around half have been to the U.S. Many also seem to have not visited a big amount of Europe.
When it comes to Europeans traveling around Europe, it is comparable to Americans not visiting lots of the states. Many have told us they plan to do so when they are older.
Up until a few years back Kim and I focused more on international travel than visiting places close to home. In recent years though we’ve been trying to see more of our great country.
Here are some places that we’ve visited in recent years:
- Kentucky- Day 1, Day 2
- Louisiana (not my first time)- Day 1, Day 2, Day 3
- South Dakota
- Tennessee- Day 1, Day 2
- Texas- Day 1, Day 2, Day 3
- Wisconsin- Day 1, Day 2, Day 3
I haven’t thought a whole lot about what percentage of the states we’ve seen but I’d guess around half. Then I came across an article from Buzzfeed.
However, the Buzzfeed article doesn’t have much more than a checklist asking How Many U.S. States Have You Visited? (Oh and flying through doesn’t count.)
While I keep track of my travels through the sites TravBuddy (check out my travel map at the bottom of my blog) and Most Traveled People, this was an easy checklist to see how many states I’ve been to.
After clicking through, I was surprised to find out that I’ve been to more states that I had thought.
Here is what Buzzfeed told me about my travels around the U.S.:
I’m not so sure about that since I feel like we’ve barely touched the surface when it comes to seeing the U.S.
How many states have you been to? Check off where you’ve been in the Buzzfeed article here.